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Monday, 7 September 2015

Three Reasons Why You Should Master Cisco IOS Commands for Your CCNA

Mastering IOS commands are a very crucial part of your CCNA training. By the time you go for your CCNA certification exam, you must be familiar with all the essential commands. You should know how to perform different troubleshooting and configuration using the command line. If you cannot remember the IOS commands, it can be a huge obstacle for your CCNA test and beyond. In this article, we will discuss about three reasons why you require mastering IOS commands:

Simulation questions in CCNA test – Cisco has initiated simulation questions in the CCNA exam. They examine the ability of the CCNA candidate to accomplish the troubleshooting and configuration works at the command line. This normally engages the configuration of a straightforward network or resolving something which’s out of the order within the network. Because of the complication of the simulation questions when evaluated with other types of questions, it’s usually understood that these questions carry a higher value while calculating the final mark. However, this hasn’t been authenticated by Cisco. Due to this, you must be very familiar with IOS commands so you can handle and resolve these kinds of simulation queries effortlessly and have a good chance of qualifying the CCNA exam.

Business needs – a lot of employers are seeking a network administrator with good problem detection and solving abilities. Cisco has the biggest market share regarding network tool in the enterprise division, and their market domination looks set to carry on. Largely because of this reason, most of the network troubleshooting nowadays in the business settings revolve around being able to type-in the appropriate “show” IOS commands and seek possible problems. If it’s a configuration problem, you are required to understand the appropriate configuration IOS commands also.

Other Cisco credentials - For certified rank Cisco credentials, for example the CCNP, you require to be familiar with IOS commands at a base level. If you already have great base when doing your CCNA, learning regarding how to configure Cisco network tool at a higher level becomes simpler.

MIMIC IOS Simulator ships with many ready-to-go simulations for Cisco devices such as the 3640, 7206, 6260, 6500, GSR 12000. Moreover, MIMIC IOS Simulator supports many IOS commands and numerous Cisco applications: CEMF, Cisco Prime, CiscoWorks, CiscoWorks 2000, CiscoView and other network management applications. Users can simulate up to 100,000 devices in a single workstation by using MIMIC IOS simulator.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

SNMP Fundamentals & Concepts

The Simple Network Management Protocol or SNMP is a familiar site in most networks. It not only offers ways for event notification but also for getting device statistics, set configuration limitations, and several other operations. In this post, we will take a look at some of the fundamentals of SNMP.

SNMP concepts:

SNMP is a protocol that works at the application level; it defines a procedure of communication between different networking devices and a central administrator for monitoring and management of these devices and networks.

Components of SNMP:

There’re three components related with SNMP:

SNMP manager• SNMP manager – it is a central system that checks traffic received and sent by the different device SNMP agents. It also manages all devices in the network through these agents. It not only offers ways for event notification but also for getting device statistics, set configuration limitations, and several other operations.

• SNMP agent – it is a software unit that exists inside a network device; this component is employed to maintain real time information regarding the elements operations. Also, the agent is employed to communicate this information back to the SNMP manager and perform control action set by the SNMP manager.

• MIB (Management Information Base) – the Management Information Base is a practical information storage area where network management information is kept. Inside the MIB there’re several diverse collections of objects that are linked together. Each of these collections holds several variables that can be changed by the SNMP manager or SNMP agent.

SNMP Operations:

Once these components have been configured in a network, they’re capable of performing many operations. The accessible operations rely on what version of SNMP is used over the network.

The following operations are available for all versions of SNMP :

• GET – this operation is performed by the SNMP manager to recover one or more object instances from the SNMP agent.

• GetNext – this operation is for the SNMP manager to get the next object instance from the SNMP agent.

• SET – this operation is for the SNMP manager to set the value of an object instance of the SNMP agent.

SNMP agent


The use of SNMP has been a long time staple inside the network of several organizations. These days SNMP agent simulators are being used widely by several organizations to deal with a complicated network system effectively.

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